Gourdita
J. Wakefield Brewing

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Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #76
ABV:
8%
Score:
86
Ranked #14,591
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 8.89%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
21
From:
J. Wakefield Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Fall
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SCORE
86
Very Good
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Photo of npolachek
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tried to 2018 BA Goirdita. Taste of pumpkin. Really excellent beer – reminds me a lot of Firestone Walker Sucaba or Goose Island but with more spice. Phenomenal tasting beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

our can says 10% abv, not the listed 8% here, but that is almost inconsequential here. this might be the best pumpkin ale i have ever had, and i think everyone around the thanksgiving table agreed, its insane. certainly the most actual pumpkin forward one i have known, with an aroma that reminds me of when you scoop all the stringy seedy slimy goop out of the inside of a pumpkin before you carve a jackolantern. its so raw and wet and fleshy, not roasted or baked or anything, like real squash flesh, easily the most robust and natural expression of that i have ever known in a beer, its seriously absurd how real and bold it is, amazing and shocking really, i wonder how they did it. the flavor has some more balance from the grain, a light malt sweetness too, and some soft pie spices, but it also lets the actual pumpkin itself do the vast majority of the flavoring, which i think is just fantastic. the booze is well hidden, its fluffy feeling and very bubbly and active, and actually has a little yeast character too somehow. i just cant believe the flavor here, its just like real raw pumpkin, but its so ripe and good. the label makes it look like a gimmick, but its anything but. an unforgettable pumpkin beer, a new high point for the style, and a beer that elevates wakefield even more for me. mindblowingly different!!! easily my favorite pumpkin beer of this season.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a tulip

A- pours a deep amber color with a ruby hue, one finger creamy white head has great retention and leaves some lacing behind

S- aroma is a bit muted at first, with nutmeg leading the way. Undertones of cinnamon, clove & brown sugar

T- initial reaction is that this is sweeter than an average pumpkin ale. Sweet and malty up front, followed by cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Mid-palate gives notes of brown sugar, vanilla cream and pie crust. The finish stays sweet, which works well with the spicing, lingers of cinnamon and cream

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a silky, velvety finish, abs is hidden well

O- as mentioned before, sweeter than the average pumpkin ale, but not cloying at all. It actually works very well with the spicing and malty notes throughout. Perfect mouthfeel throughout

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Photo of imonhiatus
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

draft at tap and barrel in LI, NY from an oversized wine glass. solid pumpkin brew, but like all pumpkins fairly pumpkiny, meaning sweet and cinnamon. being a jwb I kind of expected more but this is definitely in the conversation w schlafly and alewerks...but after them. not super artificial. good beer if you like this sort of thing.

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Gourdita from J. Wakefield Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 21 ratings